Hi, I’m Talitha, and I am passionate about supporting others in creating a personally fulfilling life of health and balance!
A Little About My Story...
My father passed away suddenly in 2016 at 58 years old. It was, mildly stated, a devastating event for my entire family. The autopsy was inconclusive. Then finally, after months of suspense, the cause of his death was determined to be of cardiovascular nature and that’s what went on his death certificate. The cold hard truth of the delicacy of our lives and the importance of our overall health started to set in. I knew it was time to make a change in my own life.
After 20 years in the dental profession, and my father’s death fresh on my mind, I decided to pursue a field of care that focuses more on the "whole person" and subsequently chose Wellness Coaching. Since a considerable part of my career as a dental professional was spent coaching patients towards change, it was a natural transition.
I also have over 20 years of experience as an avid exercise advocate, with my main practice being Cross Country Mountain Biking, and finishing up my career with Sprint-Distance Off-Road Triathlons. I competed seriously in the Colorado and surrounding areas from 2007 to 2014, working closely with an athletic coach for the entire duration. During this time, I learned how instrumental (and fun!) personal coaching could be to create change in my own life.
It was after reaching my goals in competitive mountain biking that I became acutely aware of the concepts of balance and wellness. I was athletically fitter than I had ever been in my life, but many other aspects of my life were not. This is when I began working with a personal health coach, and together we explored all aspects of my health, which segued me into learning more about the concept of "wellness". Little did I know that this was just going to be the first step in discovering such a fascinating life course! I've now been coaching personal clients towards reaching their goals since the end of 2017.
To me, “wellness” is like “life fitness”. After being educated in this area, and delving into as many reading materials that come my way on the subject matter, I became devoted to the concept of the illness-wellness continuum. In fact, I’m passionate about it, and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with you!
Certification: Wellness Coaching Certificate from Red Rocks CC
photo credit: Lyly Noble